& Waterfield Claim First GB Medal of the 2004 Olympicsl
Leon Taylor and Peter Waterfield became Team
GBís first medallists on day one of the 2004 Olympics in Athens,
in the 10m synchronised diving competition.
After narrowly missing out on a
Bronze medal four years ago in Sydney, the pair were delighted
to get on the podium and win Britainís first diving medal at
an Olympic Games for 44 years:
"To come out and start off on day one with
a silver medal is fantastic," Taylor said.
"It's not sunk in, I am speechless. It
was an amazing feeling and it's really special to win the first
British medal of the Games," Waterfield added.
Chinese pairing Tian Liang and Yang Jinhui won
the competition, with the Australian world champions Matthew
Helm and Robert Newbery being pushed into bronze-medal position
by Taylor and Waterfield.
In the womenís 3m synchronised springboard competition,
Jane Smith and Tandi Gerrard finished just outside the medals
in fourth spot, just behind Australia who took the Bronze, but
it was a fine performance from the pair who were Britainís first
ever female finalists in the competition.
Congratulations from all at Quintic.